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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Tukwila, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tukwila and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Tukwila:
    • 47.474052, -122.260788
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Tukwila
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tukwila ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cascade [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Tukwila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
  • Five Corners [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tukwila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Gregory Heights [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory Heights
    • Gregory Heights [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Tukwila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory Heights
  • Highline [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highline
    • Highline [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Tukwila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highline
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    • Hillman City [King County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman City
      • Hillman City [King County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holly Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Park
      • Holly Park [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Park
    • Kennydale [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennydale
      • Kennydale [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennydale
    • Maplewood [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Maplewood Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood Heights
      • Maplewood Heights [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood Heights
    • May Creek [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Creek
      • May Creek [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Creek
    • Skyway [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyway
      • Skyway [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyway
    • South Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Tukwila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Tukwila. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (WA) on January 21, 1953 (a Wednesday) and died in Mercer Island (WA) on October 15, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Mercer Island is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<3>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (WA) on November 13, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on July 18, 1982 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Tukwila.
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<3>
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Born: Ralph Bowman
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (NE) on May 8, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Redmond (WA) on December 5, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<3>
    • Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (OH) on September 9, 1931 (a Wednesday) and died in Tacoma (WA) on May 13, 2015 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
      • Tacoma is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<3>
    • Bruce Harold Bennett     (Actor)
      • Born: Harold Brix
      • Actor. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on May 19, 1906 (a Saturday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on February 24, 2007 (a Saturday) at the age of 100. The body was cremated.
      • Tacoma is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<3>
    • Bobby Brown     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Seattle (WA) on October 25, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Fort Worth (TX) on March 25, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Brown<3>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on September 13, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<3>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (OK) on September 8, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Seattle (WA) on June 7, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<3>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (WA) on January 31, 1921 (a Monday) and died in Rancho Mirage (CA) on January 15, 2019 (a Tueday) at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tukwila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<3>

How Far From Tukwila to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Tukwila to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Tukwila and extending to:

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    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tukwila to Seattle, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,317 miles [3,728.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,781 miles [10,913 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,543 miles [12,139.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,665 miles [9,116.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tukwila: www.ci.tukwila.wa.us/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tukwila) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tukwila. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TukwilaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tukwila. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4741, Longitude: -122.2608    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Tukwila to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.808 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.346 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.722 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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